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  1. Eye dialect spelling of forget.
    • 1895, James Whitcomb Riley, Pipes O'Pan at Zekesbury[1]:
      I never seed sich a' out-an'-out onry-lookin' chap, and I'll never fergit the first time I set eyes on him.
    • 1907, George Barr McCutcheon, The Daughter of Anderson Crow[2]:
      Doggone it, I'll never fergit that feller who got my pockit-book out to Central Park that time.
    • 1908, R. Henry Mainer, Nancy McVeigh of the Monk Road[3]:
      I could not fergit the sting of the words he had spoken to me.